Explore All of the Benefits of Scar Revision Surgery
Many people have issues of discoloration or scarring. Whether your scar is caused by surgery, an accident, or a birthmark, it may not be desirable for you. Your scar may be in a very visible place or it might just make you feel uncomfortable. Luckily, there are many treatment options available to help you eliminate the scar and regain your appearance.
What is Scar Revision Surgery?
Scar revision surgery is one of the most commonly used ways to minimize a scar. The procedure helps to match the tone of the scar to your natural skin tone. The procedure also helps it blend in by matching the texture of the area.
When a wound starts to heal, the injured area leaves behind a slight discoloration. This may fade over the years. For some people, scars are the unavoidable results of a major incident, such as an accident or surgery. The development is unforeseen and a noticeable reminder of the trauma.
Poor healing can also cause a number of undesired results over time. Instead of fading, they become more obvious or disfiguring. This affects a person’s appearance and confidence. The scars might rise above the skin or become recessed. They may change in color or texture, making a noticeable difference in the otherwise healthy skin surrounding the area. Large size scars may be even more noticeable, especially when they are in a location that is always visible.
There are a number of different treatment options that can help treat scars of all varieties. These options may vary a little bit depending on the size, type and depth of the scarring. Some treatment options include:
- Topical treatments, purchased over-the-counter or prescription
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Scar revision surgery with wound closure procedures
Scar revision surgery is not like a typical cosmetic procedure. The surgery is designed to improve a scar that cannot properly heal or be erased. In most cases, the procedure is not as invasive as plastic surgery. This makes it have a quick recovery time and makes it more affordable than many other treatments available.
Am I a Scar Revision Surgery Candidate?
Scar revision surgery is a procedure that depends on the individual. It might not be the most efficient method for people with light scarring. Talking to a plastic surgeon can help you decide if this highly personal procedure is right for you.
Scar revision treatments can be done for most people. The procedure is safe for people of all ages. Typically, the plastic surgeon will look for candidates that:
- Do not smoke
- Are physically healthy
- Are bothered by the appearance of the scar on their body
- Have realistic goals when it comes to the procedure
- Do not have acne
- Are free of skin diseases
If you believe that you are the perfect candidate for this type of surgery, contact your local plastic surgeon today. During your initial consultation, an experienced plastic surgeon can help you understand the benefits of treatment and show you example photos to give you realistic expectations.